Mimicking wet colloidal suspensions with dry granular media

f(v)Athermal two-dimensional granular systems are exposed to external mechanical noise leading to Brownian-like motion. Using tunable repulsive interparticle interaction, it is shown that the same microstructure as that observed in colloidal suspensions can be quantitatively recovered at a macroscopic scale.

R.Messina, S.Aljawhari, L.Bécu, J.Schockmel, G.Lumay, N.Vandewalle, Quantitatively mimicking wet colloidal suspensions with dry granular media, Scientific Reports 5, 10348 (2015) – Open access

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